Brita Large 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser and Filter Review

Brita is a well-known manufacturer of top-notch water dispensers.

One of their most popular products is the Brita Large 18 Cup UltraMax Water dispenser, which boasts of the ability to cut the bad taste and odor in your water caused by chlorine.

Besides, it promises to remove additional contaminants found in your home/office drinking water.

The purpose of coming up with this post is to take you everything you need to know about this water dispenser before buying it.

Hopefully, this Brita Large 18 Cup UltraMax review will help you decide is the water dispenser will meet your specific needs.

Brita Extra Large 27 Cup Filtered Water Dispenser with 1 Standard Filter, Made without BPA, UltraMax, Gray
  • BRITA DRINK LIKE YOU CARE The UltraMax water dispenser delivers 27 cups of great-tasting Brita water, enough to fill six 24-ounce reusable water bottles, and is made without BPA
  • Get great tasting water without the waste; by switching to Brita, you can save money and replace 1,800 single-use plastic water bottles a year
  • This space efficient filtered water dispenser is fridge friendly and features an easy locking lid and precision pour spigot; Height 10.47"; Width 5.67"; Length/Depth 14.37"; Weight 3 pounds
  • Brita is the water filter reducing chlorine (taste & odor), Mercury, Copper, Zinc and Cadmium; always get cleaner, filtered water with an electronic indicator that makes filter reminders effortless
  • Compatible with Longlast and Standard water filters; for the freshest tasting water, replace your Longlast filter after 120 gallons or approximately every 6 months or Standard filter after 40 gallons or approximately every 2 months; 16.9 oz water bottle


  • Advanced filtration technology
  • Wallet-friendly price
  • Filter replacement reminder
  • Easy installation
  • 40 gallons filter life
  • Contains ZERO BPA


  • Hard to remove liner for cleaning
  • Some users complain of leakage

Features and Benefits:

Improves Water Health, Taste, and Smell

Perhaps the most important thing you can look for in a water dispenser with filter is its ability to provide you and your family with cleaner and tastier drinking water.

That said, you’ll be pleased to note that this Brita Large Cup water dispenser comes with Brita’s filter which is capable of removing the undesired water taste and odor usually caused by chlorine.

In addition to that, it has been certified by NFS to remove other harmful water contaminants in water such as mercury, copper, zinc, and cadmium.

Keep in mind that the dispenser is also 100% BPA-free, so it’ll not contaminate your water in any way.

The end result is clean, odorless, and fresh tasting water that will promote your health and that of your loved ones.

Extra-large Water Capacity

If you compare this dispenser to its cousins from Brita, and even most of its competition, you’ll note that it ranks among the models with greater water capacity.

To be precise, the dispenser holds a total of 18 cups (which are equivalent to 1.13 gallons of water).

With such a BIG capacity, you can trust this dispenser to hold more than enough water for big households, offices with a high number of staff, or even in sports field where more users will need clean drinking water.

Space-efficient Design

Now that we’ve said that we’ve said that this dispenser features an extra-large water capacity, you might be thinking that it comes in equally big size.

But the truth is…it’s comes with a space-efficient design which enables it to neatly fit in your standard fridge shelves or even in your countertop.

This is a plus for the dispenser given the fact that most of the models you’ll find out there come with large sizes which will only fit the bigger fridge models.

Filter Change Reminder

As you’re already aware, you’ll need to replace your filter after some period of use to continue enjoying a maximum reduction of water impurities and access to healthier water.

As for the Brita Large 18 Cup’s filter, it’ll serve you for approximately 2 months, or it’ll filter a total of 40 gallons (whichever comes first).

Telling when the filter needs replacement isn’t hard, thanks to the included filter change reminder. The reminder is basically a helpful sticker that will let you keep track of when you last change the filter, enabling you to easily tell when it’s time to change it again.

Again, not all water dispensers come with a filter change reminder, so this is a thumbs up for Brita!

Extremely Easy To Use

Even when a dispenser does a great job of filtering out impurities and bad smell and tastes in your water, it might be a challenge to refill or pour water from it.

Luckily, it is an entirely different case when it comes to this Brita product.

First, it provides you with an easy pour spigot whose simplistic design enables even little hands to hassle-freely pour the filtered drinking water into a cup.

What’s more, it provides you with a flip top lid which promotes easier and faster refiling. The lid will stay in place during the refiling process.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What are the dimensions of this water dispenser?

The pitcher measures 10.47 inches high by 5.67 inches wide by 14.37 inches long.

This is to say that the dispenser will easily fit in the top shelf of the standard size refrigerator for easy storage of your filtered water.

Likewise, it’ll not consume a lot of countertop space.

2. How often should I clean this water dispenser?

The frequency at which you should clean Brita Large 18 Cup water dispenser will mainly depend on how much you use it in a day.

3. is this dispenser compatible with Brita’s blue long last filter or it only works with the standard white filters?

Yes, the dispenser can be fitted with both the longlast or the standard Brita filters.

Keep in mind that the blue longlast filter has greater filtering capabilities than the standard model and can get rid of even more water impurities, including lead.

4. How do I get the liner out for easy cleaning?

Most people have encountered problems trying to remove the liner when cleaning the pitcher.

If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, you might try filling the entire unit with cold water and then turn it upside down over your sink. The cold water will cause the reservoir to contract before the clear part, and with the weight of water over it, the liner will easily pop out.

While this method isn’t guaranteed to always work, it’s way better than trying to remove the liner with pliers which will easily damage the unit.

Final Verdict

The Brita UltraMax Water Filter Dispenser will ensure your whole family gets access to cleaner, and fresh tasting water.

It effectively removes bad chlorine taste and odor as well as impurities such as zinc, cadmium, copper, and mercury.

The filter will serve you for 2 months or filter 40 gallons of water. The included filter replacement sticker will alert you when it’s time to replace the filter.

We love the fact that it’s incredibly easy to use and has a large water capacity for bigger families.

Above all, it comes with a pocket-friendly price, which makes it affordable for all families.

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